Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Heading Out the Door to Shop!

Guest post from: Issac Bird

As you all know, I'm a coupon junkie, and Fridays are a great day for me to catch up on my grocery shopping, because there's always a slew of coupons available online and on Facebook. Today I found a coupon for $5 off at Dollar General AND a buy one, get one free coupon for Starbucks. I'm so excited about the Starbucks coupon because I always feel guilty treating myself to one of the DoubleShots -- my favorite -- at full-price.
Getting the two kids and myself out the door to shop can be kind of a challenge, but we've turned it into a game, and everyone has their own responsibilities. Cindy, my 7-year-old, is in charge of carrying the coupon binder, since she's working on subtraction in school right now. I figure tallying coupons and sale prices is good work for her! Dale, my youngest, carries out all the reusable bags. This system works great, because it leaves my hands free to set the security alarm monitoring on my way out the door, and then to help everyone get settled in the car. All I have to remember are the keys!